Pitot Tube Pumps

Pitot Tube Pumps

The high pressure pump industry is competitive and customers must choose wisely when deciding on the right provider for pumps, maintenance and complete systems. The GTO RHINO® and GTO GATOR® pitot tube pumps are built for complete reliability to meet the expected demands of high pressure applications. These hydraulically stable pitot tube pumps are low flow and in constant demand within many businesses and industries expecting performance. The adjustable capacity in a GTO high pressure pump is specifically designed for high demanding workloads.  The pulsation that is present in competing pumps is eliminated with GTO pitot tube technology. This reduces the need for constant maintenance and service appointments due to vibration damage and system problems.

  • Flow rates 30 – 400 GPM
  • Differential Pressure up to 1,600 PSI


Thomas Pump Refinery
Thomas Pump Brine Injection and Scaling
Thomas Pump Sanitation and Cleaning
Thomas Pump Boiler Feed Water
GTO RHINO SKID
GTO GATOR SKID
Pitot Tube Pump Skid

The creation of the pitot tube pump design has revolutionized how high pressure liquid is generated in a centrifugal pump. The GTO GATOR® and GTO RHINO® use the pitot tube technology to incorporate the features that customers expect from a professional pumping system. A high pressure pump is a requirement in demanding applications to improve efficiency and output. GTO pitot tube pumps generate high pressure in a single stage to achieve peak operating performance.

Both the GTO GATOR® and GTO RHINO® pitot tube pumps are built with strict standards of quality to increase operational reliability. The stable manufacturing and error-free operation of pitot tube pumps reduce malfunctions and damage that can result in costly repairs. The implementation of the GTO pitot tube pump system is widely popular and in use around the world in scenarios that demand high pressure pumping systems.

  • Large Sight Glass ​Bull’s-eye sight glass 1-1/4″ simplifies oil level and oil condition monitoring that is critical to bearing life.
  • Powder Coated Oil Sump Lining ​Fusion Bonded Polyester process- TGIC designed to remove impurities in the castings and applied to the interior surface of the power frame oil sump that provides an impenetrable barrier between the iron frame and the oil, enhancing the long-term quality and cleanliness of the lubricating oil.
  • Magnetic Drain Plug A safety feature designed to magnetically collect damaging metallic contaminants away from the bearings.
  • Heavy-Duty Shaft Bearings X-Life Precision Bearings have extremely high reliability and extend bearing life with added benefits of smooth running, noise reduction, and reduced energy consumption.
  • Monitoring Locations Power frame has bearing monitor feature to allow RTD insertion for bearing temperature monitoring and optional areas can be added for
  • Powder Coated Power Frame Fusion Bonded Polyester process- TGIC designed to remove impurities in the castings and applied to the entire surface of the power frame.  This process allows casing to be chemical resistant and the coating will not blister, soften, lose bond or discolor.  Our Powder Coating Process resists salt spray.
  • Inpro® Labyrinth Oil Seals High quality oil seals keep outside environmental contaminants from entering the lubrication media, greatly extending bearing life (Standard feature GTO Gator only)
  • Pharmaceutical Plants
  • Steel Mills
  • Paper Mills
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Waste Disposal
  • Boiler Feed Water
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Dust Control and Suppression
  • Carbon Black Feedstock
  • Refinery
  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Brine Injection and Scaling

HOW DOES THE GTO GATOR OPERATE?

  • Liquid enters the pump via the suction line (Blue) of the specially designed, interchangeable distribution manifold, passes the mechanical seal (the mechanical seal is only under suction pressure), and enters the rotor cover where it is accelerated to a speed identical to the rotor speed creating a liquid ring.
  • The liquid ring travels at the same peripheral speed as the rotor and this moving fluid has a velocity head.
  • The stationary, wing-shaped Pitot tube is placed inside the rotor and has a circular opening located close to the inside of the rotor.

This Pitot tube has a double function:

  • The liquid enters the Pitot tube openings at the periphery of the rotating rotor. This is where the velocity is the greatest.
  • As the liquid enters the Pitot tube (Red) much of its kinetic energy is converted into pressure energy by the internal shape of the Pitot tube. Using this operating principle, relatively high pressures can be obtained in a single stage process.
  • The pump generates a pulsation free flow and has a stable NPSHr curve.

HOW DOES THE GTO RHINO OPERATE?

  • Liquid enters the pump via the suction line (Yellow) of the specially designed, interchangeable distribution manifold, passes the mechanical seal (the mechanical seal is only under suction pressure), and enters the rotor cover where it is accelerated to a speed identical to the rotor speed creating a liquid ring.
  • The liquid ring travels at the same peripheral speed as the rotor increasing pressure and rotational velocity.
  • The stationary, wing-shaped Pitot tube is placed inside the rotor and has a circular opening located close to the inside of the rotor.

This Pitot tube has a double function:

  • The liquid enters the Pitot tube openings at the periphery of the rotating rotor. This is where pressure and velocity are the greatest.
  • As the liquid enters the Pitot tube (Red) much of its kinetic energy is converted into pressure energy by the internal shape of the Pitot tube. Using this operating principle, relatively high pressures can be obtained in a single stage process.
  • The pump generates a pulsation free flow and has a stable NPSHr curve.